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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Not so much book. although he is a prolific writer.

Alain De Botton.

'Why you will marry the wrong person'.

De Botton presents a series of talks which are very watchable. I recommend everyone spends some time watching him.

Here is one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCS6t6NUAGQ

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:16 pm 
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Just bought Stephen Hawkin's last book. "Short answers to big questions" (or thereabouts]
Apart from the fact it gives my brain an ache, I am not altogether sure I understand some of it. However, he ends up on a cheery note that makes me feel grateful that I shall not be around in about 30 years when it all goes tits up.
EG, Global warming will lift sea levels but the release of CO2 as this takes place will envelope the atmosphere. Thus , the planets surface temperature will rise to over 250 degrees Celsius, hotter than Venus. Sleep tight!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:00 am 
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... the planets surface temperature will rise to over 250 degrees Celsius, ...

As the boiling point of water is 100C the question is probably moot.

Plus people would die en mass if the temperature was constantly higher than body heat...about 32C.

So, give a few months at a constant 50C and most will be dead. The water will have evaporated in many places and the food dried up.

Of course, Global Warming is 'false news', isn't it, Donald.

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p.s. All you folks in places like Arizona are already living close to the edge.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:54 am 
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tuesdays child wrote:
Just bought Stephen Hawkin's last book. "Short answers to big questions"

I have just ordered his Black Holes - the Leith Lectures, looking forward to reading it. (I'm fascinated by black holes!)

Also ordered The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, and Khalil Gibran's The Prophet (for my son). All from the Book Depository - great prices & free delivery. 8-)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:23 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am 
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I'm reading "The Power Of Now" by Eckhart Tolle.
It is a spiritual enlightenment book that gives instruction how to separate (in your head) You from your thought processes (called The Thinker).
It is quite interesting.
Its easy to read and instructive and I'm starting to be able to control the part of me that nags, worries and thinks all the time (mostly of the past and fears for the future).

Hopefully it will allow me to enjoy the NOW rather than dreaming in the past and worrying about the future which seems all too common in old age.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:56 am 
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Maybe Jordan Peterson is your man.

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Depending on Gazman's character, Tolle the mystic is probably better for him than Peterson the clinical psychologist.
Be here now, folks! :greennod:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:00 am 
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Gazman.

..It is a spiritual enlightenment book that gives instruction how to separate (in your head) You from your thought processes (called The Thinker)...

I never could work out how one is supposed to do that.

Tomorrow I will call in the library and see if they have that book.

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